Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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vommie
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Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

Post by vommie »

Hi

It's always a small nuisance for me to navigate by favorites, because XnView takes quite a lot time to build up the folder structure.

Example:
I have a favorite folder with 29 subfolders and 70.000 files. When I open the folder node, XnView freezes for 20+ seconds till it's finishing the scan for subfolders and displays the folder tree.

Of course it's quite a big folder, but possibly there are ways (like caching?) and scan optimizations (own threads in background or something?) to prevent such a big waiting/freezing period.

I just want to give an impulse, if it's not an usage failure by me using favorite folders with that big amount of sub-folders and files.
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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You have the problem in folder view too? And in xnview 1.98?
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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In the folder tree view XnView scans very fast for subfolders, without freezing the window.
With XnView 1.98 the scan of subfolders in the favorites panel is very fast too.

So I only get freezes and a long waiting time with XnViewMP in the favorites panel. The more stuff in folders, the longer the freeze/scan.#

Example: Add C:\ to favorites, and navigate to C:\Windows through the favorites panel. For me, XnView freezes about more than 5 seconds till it's opened the node. 1.98 or the folder view of MP open it immediately.
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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Well, its a classic problem. I've got the same thing with XnView "classic". More than 15 s waiting for à 19000 images (well, it's awfully big, I know).
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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lian wrote:Well, its a classic problem. I've got the same thing with XnView "classic". More than 15 s waiting for à 19000 images (well, it's awfully big, I know).
In XnView "Classic" I personally don't have those large waiting times (and especially no freezes). Only in MP. Strange :)
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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Please check XnViewMP 0.38
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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Thanks for your try, but there's no noticeable difference for me. :|
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

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vommie wrote:Thanks for your try, but there's no noticeable difference for me. :|
Really??? Always slow?
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Re: Speeding up the dynamic favorites feature

Post by vommie »

Oops, I accidently checked it in 0.35! Sorry.
You're right, it's a lot faster now (~3 Seconds instead of more than 20 for my biggest folder node :!: ).

That's a great improvement, thanks :)